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Carpet Buying Guide: Carpet Pads

Carpet Pads

Carpet pads are silent partners in a complete flooring system that provides significant improvements and advantages over carpeting alone. The pad under your carpet plays an important role in helping your carpet withstand wear and tear.

Carpet pad quality affects a carpet's durability and performance. In short, the better the pad, the longer your carpet will last. Higher-quality pads also enhance your enjoyment of your carpet, increasing comfort whether walking, standing, sitting or lounging.

Consider buying the highest-quality pad you can afford. The cost is only slightly higher, and the investment is worth it over the life of your carpet.

Carpet Pads - The Home Depot

Carpet Pads at The Home Depot

Carpet padding is designed for specific types of carpet. The type of carpet you select will determine your choices in carpet padding. The Home Depot offers two levels of pads for each of the two major carpet groups:

  • Plush and Textured Plush Carpets
  • Berber and Loop Pile Carpets

Our first-level, or basic, carpet pads are significant upgrades from the basic pads offered by most carpet stores, and they meet the warranty requirements of all carpet manufacturers.

Our second-level, or premium, carpet pads are among the highest quality pads available. They offer a number of additional benefits, including greater comfort, a spill-blocking feature that prevents spills from soaking through the pad and antimicrobial treatment to control mold and odors.

PADDING FOR PLUSH & TEXTURED PLUSH PADDING FOR BERBER & LOOP PILE
 
Carpet Buying Guide - The Home Depot

PLUSHSTEP

Our basic carpet pad manufactured specifically for plush and textured plush carpets is PlushStep, a 7/16"-thick cushion designed to prolong carpet life and provide good support underfoot. PlushStep is an upgrade from the entry-level pad most carpet stores offer. It comes with a 10-year warranty.

Carpet Buying Guide - The Home Depot

PLUSHSTEP ULTRA

PlushStep Ultra is our premium carpet cushion for plush and textured plush carpets. This 1/2"-thick plush cushion features a moisture barrier that prevents spills from soaking through the pad, plus antimicrobial treatment throughout the entire cushion to combat odors and mold growth from pets and spills.

PlushStep Ultra provides luxurious comfort underfoot. It's hypoallergenic, and it provides excellent insulation for sound and energy. It comes with a 15-year warranty.

Carpet Buying Guide - The Home Depot

BERBERBOND

Our basic pad in this category, Berberbond, is a 5/16"-thick cushion manufactured specifically for berber and loop pile carpets. It's an upgrade from entry-level pads of most carpet stores.

Berberbond's design helps prolong carpet life and provides good support underfoot. It comes with a 10-year warranty.

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BERBERBOND ULTRA

Berberbond Ultra is The Home Depot's premium pad for berber and loop pile carpets. Like the basic pad, this 3/8"-thick cushion is manufactured specifically for berber and loop pile carpets. Berberbond Ultra features a moisture barrier that prevents spills from soaking through the pad. Berberbond Ultra also has an antimicrobial treatment throughout the entire cushion to combat odors and mold growth from pets and spills.

Berberbond Ultra provides luxurious comfort underfoot. It's hypoallergenic, and it provides excellent insulation for sound and energy. It comes with a 15-year warranty.

 
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